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Hwy 242 burn








OLD  MCKENZIE  PASS:  Bicyclists entering Hwy. 242 from the east have seen it and next month motorists should view it too - a landscape littered with burned trees. The Old McKenzie Highway remains closed for the season after wildfires heavily burned the area the previous summer. The Milli Fire, which started on August 11th, burned a total of 24,000 acres on the east side of the Old McKenzie Pass adjacent to the scenic byway.
Access from the west will continue to be closed until at least the end of next week, according to  Lou Torres, public information officer with the Oregon Dept. of Transportation in  Salem.

Gardening Tips

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By Kym Pokorny

Many vegetables grow well in containers located on a patio, porch, balcony or windowsill, so don't let lack of yard space keep you from gardening this spring and summer.


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